Four Ways That Animals Can Damage Or Clog Your Pipes

With all the reasons for a drain to get clogged, many people may not know how wild and domestic animals can contribute to the problem. In some cases, they can cause a drain to clog to the point where you may need to call a plumber. Here are few ways animals can cause a clog or cause damage to the pipes in your home.

They get stuck:

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of animals clogging drains is when they get stuck and die. Animals can access pipes through un-screened vent stacks or pipes that are open to the outside of your home. Some of these animals may even show up in your home through toilets or sinks if they are small and fast enough to survive the journey.

By making nests:

Animals sometimes build nests either in the drain pipe or on top of …

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Considering Your Blocked Kitchen Drain Cleaning Methods

The kitchen drain has gone from draining slowly to being completely blocked. Water is standing in the sink and you’re contemplating what to do next. Do you grab a plunger or bottle of drain unclogging chemicals? Here is what you need to know about drain clogs and the various options for clearing the drain.

Anatomy of a Drain Clog

There are two types of clogs you’ll contend with around the house:

Soft clog – This is normally found in your bathroom sinks and consists of hair and skin cells. The clog makes the drain run slowly but often doesn’t stop it completely. The clog can usually be pulled out bit by bit to clear the drain. The clog doesn’t solidify into a hard mass so they tend to be easier to remove than the other type of clog.

Hard clog – This clog is made up of material that compacts …

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